View Single Post
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 6, 2011, 01:46 PM
frontier204 frontier204 is offline
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 1,348

My System Specs


Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
HWMonitor isn't accurate in the least.
+1 don't trust those software-based voltage readings. OCCT told me my parents' computer had 4.5V on the 5.0 line, but my Agilent multimeter told me otherwise. For that matter, if you really want to diagnose a PSU, use an oscilloscope (available for the price of a GPU on robotics hobby web sites).

There's a reason why I (and I hope a lot more others) ignore any power supply reviews that use software or multimeters for their voltage readings.

EDIT: close up a loophole in last sentence ;)
"The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself." [src]
Reply With Quote